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Krudges:The Girl Who Lost the Earth, Book 1 2014: Chapter 11 by Matthew Abelack, Sep 15, 2014
Krudges:The Girl Who Lost the Earth, Book 1 2014: Chapter 10 by Matthew Abelack, Sep 15, 2014
Over My Dead Body: Chapter 54 by James R. Callan, Sep 15, 2014
Sister Margaret's One Big Lie: Chapter 9 by linda lee, Sep 15, 2014
The Pendragon Book II: Son of the Enduring Oak: Chapter 33 by Rebecca Vaughn, Sep 15, 2014
Murder on the Sunday Gulch: Chapter 4 by deb, Sep 15, 2014
How Little We Know: Chapter 31 by jack the knife, Sep 15, 2014
MOTHER OF ANTAGONY: Chapter 3 by John Hamler, Sep 15, 2014
MOTHER OF ANTAGONY: Chapter 2 by John Hamler, Sep 14, 2014
Broken (The Raiford Chronicles #3): Chapter 32 by Janet Taylor-Perry, Sep 14, 2014
Rocket Baby: Chapter 7 by KHippolite, Sep 14, 2014
The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Chapter 8 by j p lundstrom, Sep 14, 2014
Two Roads to Sunday: Chapter 23 by Marilyn Johnson, Sep 14, 2014
Over My Dead Body: Chapter 53 by James R. Callan, Sep 13, 2014
Resurrection Deux (sequel to Resurrection): Chapter 8 by Don_P_Chambers, Sep 13, 2014
HOPING IN THE FACE OF HARD TIMES by mikejackson1127, Sep 16, 2014
Redemption Unearthed by BukowskisMuse, Sep 15, 2014
Mind Rape Revisited by Odin Roark, Sep 13, 2014
Something About Winds by mikejackson1127, Sep 11, 2014
Trial of a Teardrop Revisited by Odin Roark, Sep 11, 2014
Beyond Touch by Odin Roark, Sep 11, 2014
WRITING WITHOUT SIGHT by mikejackson1127, Sep 11, 2014
IN THE HALL OF THE MANIC-KY by mikejackson1127, Sep 10, 2014
OH, ME! by mikejackson1127, Sep 8, 2014
GROWTH AND CONTRIBUTION by mikejackson1127, Sep 3, 2014
Alone Becoming...Again by Odin Roark, Sep 1, 2014
GET UP AND DANCE! by mikejackson1127, Sep 1, 2014
Crayola Masterpieces by Odin Roark, Aug 30, 2014
Death's Visit by mikejackson1127, Aug 29, 2014
THE UNKNOWN MOTHER (revised 9/9/14) by Wilma Bailey, Aug 29, 2014
Short Stories
Like Mother, Like Daughter by amy s, Sep 15, 2014
A Summer Rain by amy s, Sep 14, 2014
MISSING: REWARD by skeptikoi, Sep 13, 2014
Good old TSA by Gamms, Sep 11, 2014
Return to Sarajevo by Dill Carver, Sep 11, 2014
Insomniac's Blog #three 9/11/14 Nut House Memories by dagnee, Sep 10, 2014
The Final Wait by Odin Roark, Sep 7, 2014
MANY FLAVORS! by mikejackson1127, Sep 1, 2014
Unaccountably Redacted by Susan Stec, Aug 30, 2014
The People You Meet by James McLendon, Aug 29, 2014
Hobbyhorse Cavalier by Odin Roark, Aug 27, 2014
Daughter (Part one of two) by KHippolite, Aug 23, 2014
Compassion for Robin Williams by mswriter, Aug 23, 2014
The Ghost Pirates (Book Review) by tallow, Aug 20, 2014
Take Me. I'm Free. by Odin Roark, Aug 20, 2014

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Terry McDonald, Hard Road

Terry McDonald has written and published eight books, the most popular of which, Hard Road reached the Top 1,000 on Amazon. Many of his books were written in a tent, using a generator to power his laptop. Handy with tools and knife, Terry has created a series of books hugely popular amongst the "prepper" community.



theNextBigwriter Rankings

Novel Rankings as of: 01:28 AM, 09/16/14


2. A Gypsy Among Gypsies by Nathan B. Childs

3. The Guardians: Witch Child by LouLou S

4. The Poppy Field: A Tale of Seduction by The Coffee Lady

5. This Time You Lose by Chris Stralyn

6. Good at Dying by Memphis Trace

7. The Sincerest Form of Flattery by jack the knife

8. Dead Girls Never Shut Up by Susan Stec

9. Reconstruction Days by Nathan B. Childs

10. Executive Samurai by Dur Shacho

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The Cloud

The Cloud

In August 2013, the sun disappears over Las Vegas.

WorldMaker Media and iPOV Books proudly present The Cloud, a book of short stories by members of TheNextBigWriter. The book centers around a dark, ominous cloud that moves over Las Vegas and doesn't leave.

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Published Books by TheNextBigWriter Members

Static Mayhem

Static Mayhem , by Edward Aubry(Sherman_Bierce). On My 25th, nearly everyone in the world disappears. Winner of the 2008 Strongest Start Novel Competition.

The Coffee Diary

The Coffee Diary, by Caroline Kellems (The Coffee Lady). Two years after her father's brutal murder, Veronica returns to Guatemala to decide whether to sell her family's coffee farm.

Alzheimer Diary: A Wife's Journal

Alzheimer Diary: A Wife's Journal, by Michelle Montgomery (mishmont). "The doctor tells me I have Alzheimer's." The truth of my husband's words shook our world. This is my diary written for a time during the ten years of his spiral into another space.

What Scottland Taught Me by Molly Ringle

What Scottland Taught Me by Molly Ringle (lemonye) Fresh out of high school, Eva Sonneborn is headed to Scotland with her best friends. But when Eva meets Gil, a local bartender, she figures a little innocent flirting won't hurt her relationship with Tony, her ever-faithful boyfriend back home.


Fallen, by Ann Simko (Annie). Dr Dakota Thomas isn’t prepared for the gunshot victim that rolled through his emergency room doors. Winner of the 2007 Strongest Start Novel Competition.

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My Writing Life is comprised of ten winning stories from members of TheNextBigWriter. Across the world, millions of people write every day. Why do they do it?

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